Mike Pearson

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Minister for  the Environment Richard Bruton said that  the innovative approaches taken by the finalists “demonstrate the expertise Ireland has in this area and will inspire others to follow suit”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Aran Island residents who have pioneered energy-saving initiatives including electric vehicles and the replacement of fossil fuels with heat pumps wer(...)

Chief executive John Lechleiter: “We cannot afford another 10-year drought. We have survived one; we probably would not survive the next one.”

When I spoke to John Lechleiter eight years ago, he had just taken over one of Big Pharma’s most venerable names at a distinctly inauspicious moment. (...)

Joe Papa (above) has been tapped by rival Valeant to fill the shoes vacated by Canadian Mike Pearson. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Perrigo, the over-the-counter drugs specialist that moved its domicile to Ireland when it took over the rump of Elan’s business in 2013, is losing its(...)

Both parties expected Addyi to hit $1 billion in net sales in the first full seven quarters following its introduction

Investors in Sprout, the female libido pill maker bought by Valeant Pharmaceuticals for $1 billion last year, have said the company has failed to suc(...)

The headquarters of Valeant Pharmaceuticals in Laval, Quebec. Watching the company’s implosion has been akin to witnessing a car crash in slow motion Photograph: Reuters

Watching the implosion of once rapidly expanding drug company Valeant has been akin to witnessing a car crash in slow motion. And, as with a crash, th(...)

Analysts and investors baffled after conference call with  Valeant Pharmaceuticals chief executive Michael Pearson.

It has been a deeply worrying week for investors in two companies that have found themselves in the spotlight for reasons that are at once very differ(...)

Bob Ingram was last week appointed interim chairman of troubled the troubled firm. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Drug industry veteran Bob Ingram is developing a knack of landing tricky roles. Best known in Ireland for his chairmanship of Elan in its last days a(...)

Mike Pearson: hard-driving boss Valeant boss ensured the group has, over the past eight years, bought one drug company after another. Photograph:  Scott Eells/Bloomberg

What is the right way to build up a drug company? Do you take the traditional route, investing in your own research and development and seeking to dis(...)

The battle between Valeant Pharmaceuticals and its latest target, Allergan, has thrown a harsh light on some of the tactics employed by investment banks pursuing lucrative advisory contracts. Photograph: Eric Luke

The life sciences sector is awash with M&A activity this year with one proposed megadeal swiftly following another. The frenetic activity is not c(...)

Bausch & Lomb said it would close its Wateford plant unless its cuts were put through. More than 1,100 people are employed at the contact lens manufacturer. Photograph: Bausch & Lomb

Siptu has called on management of a major pharmaceutical plant to come good on a promise to invest in its future following union members’ decision (...)